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Clos Du Roy 2018

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The Wine

"The 2018 Clos du Roy is made up of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Deep garnet-purple colored, it delivers profound baked plums, boysenberry and cassis notes with touches of chocolate box, underbrush and truffles. Medium to full-bodied and packed with generous black fruits, it has a velvety texture and lively line, finishing savory". 91-93/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 "Very solid Fronsac with currant, chocolate and walnut character. Medium body. Firm tannins." 90-91/100 James Suckling

The Finer Details
Variety - Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Country -  France
Region - Bordeaux
Sub Region
 - Fronsac

Extra - Cork
Year - 2018
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

Clos du Roy is a red Bordeaux wine from the Fronsac appellation of Bordeaux. It is a small property located in the villages of Saillons overlooking the Vall de Isle. Fronsac is 40kms northeast of Bordeaux and 5km northwest of Libourne and the Saint-Emilionn and Pomerol appellations. Like its more famous neighbours it is a region dominated by the Merlot grape. The first vintage of Clos du Roy was made in 1970. Prior to this the grapes were sold for making bulk wine. The current owners of Clos du Roy, Vignobles Hermouet, acquired the estate in 1987. The soils at Clos du Roy are limestone and clay, with a dominant proportion of clay, soils to which Merlot is particularly suited. The vineyard is planted, at a higher density than the appellation requires, with 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. After harvest, the grapes for Clos du Roy are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel, followed by a gentle pressing in a small vertical press. The wine then undergoes malolactic fermentation in tank before the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, a third of which are new.